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Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
civil rights violations. concord civil rights attorney said he doesn't comment on pending litigation, but the city will defend the lawsuit. joe vasquez, kpix5. >>> a quick-thinking witness led san leandro police to a trio of teens who snatched a woman's purse. a teen girl mugged the woman yesterday morning in the parking lot of the bay fair mall. but a witness saw the whole thing. >> she was kicked repeatedly and struck repeatedly and it was all for a purse that the suspect was trying to steal. >> the teen ran to a waiting car and it took off. police quickly caught up with the group in oakland. the victim is a little sore, but said to be all right. >> the man who killed a heyward high school student and shot at his friends has been convicted of murder. samuel shot to death in 2010 following a confrontation at a local park. prosecutors say the killer, 23- year-old, robert, got into a stare down and some of his friends. for some reason, he became upset, nava and his friends drove off, but ran into him a short time later. that's when yim shot at them. sentencing is scheduled for marc
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> four u.s. presidents are headed to south africa to pay final respects to civil rights legend nelson mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the he
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
a dream. some say nelson mandela dreamed it. he became one of the greatest civil rights icons of the last 50 years and it cost him almost three decades of his life in a jail cell. vanita on the man who earned the admiration of millions. >> and one wonders what must be passing through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> after 27 years in prison, nelson mandela walked into freedom. against all odds, the leader of a rebellion became the leader of national unity. mandela's decade-long rebellion turned him into a freedom fighter, an international hero. >> i fought against white domination. i have fought for every family. >> mandela was born into a privileged family. he supported nonviolence. he became a lawyer and opened the first african law firm. in 1960, mandela turned militant. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless for us to continue talking nonviolence. >> mandela loved up to his name, troublemaker, repeatedly challenging authority. he was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and sentence to life in prison. he was cut off from the outside
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
years in prison. he later became president of south africa and a symbol of resistance in civil rights. >> he had no permanent enemies. he dealt with issues. >> reporter: a poster of nelson mandela hangs high. the store sold out of his autobiography and other books about him. >> reporter: nelson mandela won the nobel prize and raised millions of dollars for humanitarian causes and remains a inspiration to younger generations. >> made me want to know more about my people. >> reporter: nelson mandela once said people learn to hate and if they can learn to hate they can be taught to love. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >> nelson mandela was 95 years old. he had been ill for more than a year. he passed peacefully surrounded by family. >>> the b.a.r.t. board of director had a lot to discuss today, one day after a train stranded passengers. ktvu's john sasaki was at the meeting where they were discussing the accident and also the labor dispute that is still going on. >> reporter: this has been a tough year for b.a.r.t. and the riders. one day after the train was stuck in the
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
in the southerners that fled after the passage of the civil rights act and precipitated the migration of the center of gravity in the republican party to the south. and you see this, you know, not just in the evolution of the elected officials in the party but also in polling of the attitudes of republicans, you know, republican voters. it's not an accident that the republican party said rosa parks has ended racism. because in polls you constantly see the majorities of republican voters and conservative voters believe that the real discrimination in this country is against white people and that kind of all structural racism had been eradicated. this wasn't a slip of the tongue as much as it was the accidentally revealing a basic tenant of conservative thought. >> i politely disagree with michelle. i don't know what poll that is. i would love to get the site of the polls that are saying that a vast majority of republicans view that there's reverse discrimination. and there's more white persons being discriminated against in this country and that's the real racism. certainly that was not the party th
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
handled criticism. it's all part of his enduring legacy. my guest, tom brokaw, civil rights leader reverend jesse jackson. andar
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
with transforming a country out of apartheid and considered one of the great civil rights leaders. tributes to him are coming in many forms. the white house flag will fly at half-staff through mon. last night they were half-staff at the state capital. here in california in sacramento. california was one of the leaders of the movement and discouraged people from investing in south africa. nelson mandela is trending. a group of pilot whales stranded in the everglades in florida back at sea also trending. lebron james co-starring with kevin hart in a comedy. and tgif, thank god it's friday. and winter storm across the country people are waking up to bitter cold. and you can follow us anytime at #cbssf. >>> cold snow and ice is the weather plaguing the country now from the lone star state to lake erie millions of people are in a deep freeze. as marlie hall reports the weather is brutal and dangerous dangerous. >>> reporter: people are scraping ice off their cars as freezing rain falls across parts of texas. a layer of slush and ice is making the roads dangerous. it's all part of a wintry blast that's
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
to create the santa clausification of rosa parks and martin luther king jr. and other civil rights leaders. they are cast as figures with no history or context, just celebrated as the good guys who fought the forces of evil. consider the 2005 eulogy for parks from bill frist, flagged today. frisk said it was "not an intentional attempt to change a nation but a singular act aimed at restoring the dignity of the individual." and that gets it exactly wrong. rosa parks was an actual human being who was embedded in a whole bunch of institutions and organizations that were very much trying to change the nation. she was part of not just the liberal left, but the radical left. she trained at the highlander folk school in tennessitennesse legendary leftist training guard regarded as a communist training school by southern segregationist. she was secretary of the montgomery naacp when arrested, an organization with deep roots in the city's trade union movement, which it helped organize her protest. she years earlier helped organize a campaign for young african-americans to borrow books from whites-o
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. this as the police department continues to investigate exactly what happened. its findings will be turned over to the district attorney and the district attorney will decide whether a crime was committed. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> later today, the senate is expected to vote on whether to renew a ban on plastic guns that can evade metal detectors. the 25-year-old ban is due to expire at midnight. today's vote is on extending the ban for ten more years. last week, the house voted to approve the extension. >>> the main library is increasing security after a string of problems after a recent attack. in september, a 61-year-old man was hit in the head by a chair while using a library computer. there have been complaints about bathroom conditions, people using drugs and found sleeping in the library. in response, the library plans to higher more security guards and cuss toldian and increase -- custodians and increase the hours of the part-time employee. >>> state and local lawmakers are scheduled to attend a conference today on the
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> reporter: i want to get your thoughts as someone who has walked among civil rights giants and nelson mandela, and martin luther king. how aware were the two of them aware to their roles in the struggles? >> dr. king went to jail in '63 and so did nelson mandela. dr. king in his address referenced the struggle in south africa. the kinship from the american corporations and south africa and our government that was a part of it. also the things that we did here enabled mandela's freedom. for example, the '65 riots act that changed the course in this country. blacks could vote for the first time in the south and women could vote and you could vote on campuses and bilanguagebilangua. it clouded the sanctions on south africa led by congressman randell o. it seems to me our struggle and their struggle coincided very well. >> reporter: we appreciate your thoughts on this day, remembering nelson mandela. thank you. >> i'll see you before the week is over. >> reporter: all right. look forward to it. let's head back to new york now and erica. >> lester, thanks. >>> we want to turn to encour e
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
the modern mother of the civil rights movement, rosa parks. this past sunday, we celebrated the 58th anniversary of rosa parks refusing to give up her seat on that bus in montgomery, alabama. i am so proud to stand here from the great state of ohio because it was the great state of ohio that was the first state in this nation to name december 1 rosa parks day. on thursday and friday of this week in our district, we will bring people from all over the state to pay tribute to her. and we will bring in more than 600 little children who will learn about civil rights and understand the value of working together. the last day, 1955, she started something larger than herself. she stood -- she sat down so we could stand up. mr. speaker, it is my honor to be a part of the legislation that created december 1 in ohio as rosa parks day. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speake
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
and j.c. penney. we will be right back. >>darya: 545 right now grid of the civil war and today for the weather. hi erica. >>erica: today is the last day for mild and cool conditions. a cold blast is definitely heading our way. was it the live look from our mount tam cam. some areas of low clouds and. looks like a mix of sun and clouds for those of you in the south bay punter 7 day around the bay forecast a really highlights of those looks like we will hold on to this pattern as we head into the weekend but we will see sunny and clear afternoons. it will be chilly 3 of 547 is the time right now good morning george. >>george: not likely that we will see conditions quite as light as we saw last week. but we are off to a fairly good start here for your westbound the bay bridge. things are starting to back up a little in the cash lanes on the outside. but the rest of the ride looks good for your trip to the bay >>mark: the 49ers got wide receiver michael crabtree back against the rams and he promptly responded by making the longest catch by a niner wide out all season. there was som
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